Magento Speed and Performance

Mnto is one of the most flexible open-source e-commerce applications that comes with lots of desirable features for shopping-cart sites. However, due to these various functionalities, its can be a major issue.

Mnto provides helpful resources in its blog and forum to improve including database tuning and server configuration modification. But in many cases, these enhancets should be done through system adstrators of your hosting company or would work only when you have a dedicated server. Read more Magento Performance Improvement.

An easier way to improve Mnto website speed is to turn on GZip compression via .htaccess. GZip compression is a kind of technique to compress textual content when it’s transfer from the web server to a user’s browser.

A single web p from a Mnto site can be a few hunds KB -one of my site s its homep size is 500KB when Yahoo homep is 200KB! (you can check this by clicking Information View Docut Size from FireFox developer’s tool .)

GZip compression can uce p size significantly and transfer the data faster to your site visitors.
The files that can be compressed are text files such as XHTML, or CSS. Im, video or other multi media files are already compressed.

Find the section for “mod_deflate.c” from your .htaccess file and uncomt the settings as follows:

# Insert filter
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

# Netscape 4.x has some problems…
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html

# Netscape 4.06-4.08 have some more problems
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4.0[678] no-gzip

# MSIE masquerades as Netscape, but it is fine
BrowserMatch bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
# Don’t compress ims
SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI .(?:gif|jpe?g|png)$ no-gzip dont-vary

# Make sure proxies don’t deliver the wrong content
Header append Vary User-nt env=!dont-vary

php_flag zlib.output_compression on


By osCommerce Templates, April 22, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

Thanks for this one. This will significantly help to those who have problems configuring the Mnto including myself.

I have to agree that Mnto is quite hard to configure if you are a first time user of the software.

By fred perry, February 9, 200 @ 2:56 pm

Works like a charm. Its awesome thanks!

By Web Dizajn, March 5, 200 @ 2:48 pm

Thanks, I believe this should be very helpful info!

By Mercool McCaber, March 4, 200 @ 8:54 am

Thanks, this is a different way of looking at the mnto speed problem, and some useful advice – I have to admit to not having looked at this despite gzip having come to my aid in the past with non-Mnto problems. I agree that the automatically generated ps are quite verbose and in my case I would expect them to compress very well with noticeable improvets in response time. Thanks again for the advice, combined with the many other tricks I think my site should soon be very zippy (groan!) indeed!